Citizen Reporter
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27 Mar 2017
12:20 pm

Dineo Ranaka hides weave to take pic with ‘lovely’ Hugh Masekela

Citizen Reporter

'I refuse to let ego rob me of a moment to smile and be merry!' said Dineo.

Picture: Instagram.

Reality TV star Dineo Ranaka has shared that she had to wrap her head with a towel to hide her weave so she could take a picture with legendary musician Hugh Masekela.

“It’s a true story ladies – Bra Hugh (I prefer to call him Ntate Hugh but he insists on Bra Hugh) will not be photographed with any artificial or straightened hair!! Lol,” she said.

While most are offended by Masekela’s preference, Ranaka said she could not let it kill her joy, adding she refused to let her ego rob her of a moment to smile and laugh with this “lovely” man.

“Respecting each other’s differences and being open to meet one another half way makes life, and it’s precious moments all the more pleasurable.”

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The legendary musician has never made his dislike for weaves a secret, and it is a well-known fact that he refuses to take pictures with women who wear weaves – except for Kuli Roberts.

In an exclusive interview with The Citizen, Masekela said it was not just about weaves.

“Africans and Europeans have had a long historical issue about African hair. Historically, we’ve been given an inferiority complex about who we are; about our noses being flat, our lips being big and our asses being big. Of course we were defeated in trying to defend Africa, we were enslaved and then we were urbanised and also religionised. We are very very far from who we are; we’re only a society that imitates other cultures.”

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